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Old 12-08-2019, 06:11 AM   #101
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Oh, so this is why my heat is luke warm and I get blasted with foam from the vents. Haha.

Couple questions about the center console method:

Does the section of vent I need to cut get removed completely or are we just cutting enough to fold it down out of the way?

Do you have to 'repair' the cut vent somehow once your done?


I'm sure it will be clear what to cut once I get the console off. But any additional info would be great.

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Old 12-08-2019, 07:10 AM   #102
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Oh, so this is why my heat is luke warm and I get blasted with foam from the vents. Haha.

Couple questions about the center console method:

Does the section of vent I need to cut get removed completely or are we just cutting enough to fold it down out of the way?

Do you have to 'repair' the cut vent somehow once your done?


I'm sure it will be clear what to cut once I get the console off. But any additional info would be great.

Thanks guys!!

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Here's the original instructions from earlier in the thread. Cut and Fold down. Tape back together afterward, or plastic weld if you don't like tape. I used the blue tape just because it was heavy duty tape that I had on hand. You can find better products. Next one I do, I'll use metal flue tape on the vent doors and black "Gorilla Tape" to put the duct back together.

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  1. I ended up pulling out the console, which had already been modified for a 2 DIN head unit.
  2. Cut the duct so I could peel it down out of the way and temporarily taped it.
  3. My foam was COMPLETELY gone, otherwise I would have cleaned the flaps.
  4. Covered the flaps with a heavy duct tape that has a long lasting, thick adhesive.
  5. Tested the operation to make sure nothing was blocked and the tape was secure.
  6. Put it back together and used the same tape to seal the duct.
Relatively quick and painless. YMMV depending on your center console configuration.






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Old 12-08-2019, 07:25 AM   #103
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That makes sense. Sounds pretty simple.

Some how I missed the most important post. Lol. Guess I needed more coffee this morning.

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Old 12-15-2019, 05:27 AM   #104
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I got one door taped up yesterday before running out of time. Going to tackle the second half next weekend. My doors had zero foam left on them just like others in the thread. I think my lungs filtered most of it out over the last year. Haha.

Pretty straightforward repair. A pair of small hands is very helpful. I used a razor to cut the duct and the same aluminum tape i used on the door to repair it.

I also cleaned up the previous owners shotty radio/lidar jammer wiring. Talk about a birds nest. Haha.

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I did this repair while putting in my double din stereo while I had the dash open. None of the doors had any foam left. Wish my hands were smaller for the ones way back in there! Works great!! Would have never tried to tackle it with out these detailed instructions!!




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Old 01-05-2020, 05:43 AM   #106
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What a difference having fully functional heat makes, right! Not sure why I waited so long to tackle it. Haha

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What a difference having fully functional heat makes, right! Not sure why I waited so long to tackle it. Haha

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I could not believe how much hotter, and faster it heated up!!


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